Dead, but Productive

Dead Men Farming” is a great article from John Stossel about farm subsidies be paid to the deceased. From the article:

From 1999 through 2005, the USDA “paid $1.1 billion in farm payments in the names of 172,801 deceased individuals. … 40 percent went to those who had been dead for three or more years, and 19 percent to those dead for seven or more years.” One dead farmer got more than $400,000 during those years.

Who is really suprised by this.

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